Simple text-messaging intervention is associated with improved door-to-needle times for acute ischemic stroke.


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Timely administration of intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator (IV tPA) is associated with improved outcomes for acute ischemic stroke; yet, developing processes to consistently provide prompt treatment remains a challenge. We developed and evaluated a simple quality improvement intervention designed to improve door-to-needle… (More)
DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.007294